Liputan6.com, Balige – President Jokowi and First Lady Iriana plant trees in Tomok Village, Simanindo District, Samosir Regency, North Sumatra, Sunday (21/08/2016). The activity is a series of working visits of the president during the Province of North Sumatra.
"I leave, I want the Lake Toba green again," said President Jokowi in the planting of greening trees followed by hundreds of students and scouts.
He requested that the planted trees be groomed and supervised to grow into a large tree.
"Until the end of December 2016 will be planted a million trees, I want to grow all not to be planted a million growing only 100 trees," said Jokowi.
Jokowi mentions the government through the Ministry of Environment and Forestry to provide assistance of water pumps for the maintenance of the plant. Particularly in Tomok Village, the greened area reaches 150 hectares which will become a botanical garden. Jokowi said in addition to fruit crops, there are also perennials planted in the area.
"I hope this botanical garden will become a good place of research, once again to be treated and maintained so that these trees grow," said the former governor of DKI Jakarta.
Toba Lake Carnival
After following the event, Jokowi will then release hundreds of participants of the Independence Carnival of Enchantment of Lake Toba in Balige, North Sumatra. Carnival activity has actually been ongoing since 20 August 2016. Today is the culmination of tourism promotion activities.
"According to the plan of the President will release carnival participants at 15.00 pm The carnival participants are followed by hundreds from various provinces, not just from North Sumatra," said Chairman of the Committee of Independence Carnival of Enchantment of Lake Toba, Premita Fifi, as quoted by Antara.
A number of artists also enliven the Carnival of Enchantment of Enchantment of Lake Toba, for two days, among others Sammy Simorangkir, Edo Kodologit, Dewa Budjana and Tohpati, Oppie Andaresta, JFlow, and Slank.
Premita said, carnival activity is an effort to promote Prapat and Lake Toba as one of the national destinations as well as the world that has been well known. Lake Toba promotional activities are expected to continue each year so that the location will remain attractive to local and foreign tourists.In the carnival, Jokowi will wear the Ulos Ragidupan Sirara which is used for fathers or honorable person or kings. Meanwhile, First Lady Iriana put on Ulos Tum-Tuman and ulos motive is already rare and used by mothers.
The opening of the carnival by the President is done by hitting Gondang Telu seven times followed by the musician and will be guided by inviting the audience to count to seven in Batak Language.